Best States for Working from Home
From Wallet Hub, April 20, 2020
As COVID-19 has continued to spread in the U.S., state governments have ordered “non-essential” businesses to close their buildings. This has left business owners with a few options: let employees work from home, lay them off or furlough them. Prior to this pandemic, just 25 percent of all workers in the U.S. had worked from home, and only 29 percent were able to do so. However, people who are allowed to work from home may not always have the best environment for doing so. The best work-from-home conditions include low costs, reasonable comfort and a high level of security.
Exactly how easy it is to work remotely may depend on where you live. In order to find out the states that provide the best conditions for working from home, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. Their data set ranges from the share of workers working from home before COVID-19 to internet cost and cybersecurity. We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state.
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- 50 -- Overall Rank (2nd worst)
- 46.84 -- Total Score
- 18 -- ‘Work Environment’ Rank
- 51 -- ‘Living Environment’ Rank
- 5 – Highest Household Internet Access
- 51 – Avg Retail Price of Electricity (highest in USA)
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